Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002558
Title: Physiological and pharmacological activities of Terminalia bellerica
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Terminalia bellerica is a large deciduous tree. It is a perennial which is grown in India. It grows up to 30, and it requires in cold climate. Leaves are crowded toward the ends of the branches. Leaf tip is narrow pointed. Leaves are 8–20 cm long. Bark is brownish-gray in color. Flowers are greenish-yellow. Upper flowers of the spike are male. Lower flowers are bisexual. Fruit is covered with minute pale pubescence. Oil obtained from seed is useful in skin diseases, and it is a good tonic for stomach and brain. It is effective for headache chronic diarrhea and piles. It is useful in treating bronchitis and heart disease. The plant constitutes of glycosides, tannins, gallic acid, ethyl gallate, and chebulinic acid which serves as an antioxidant, antimicrobial, antidiarrheal, anticancer, antihypertensive, hepatoprotective, and antipyretic agent. This review gives information on pharmacological and physiological activities of T. bellerica which may serve as a source for further studies

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    Jaya Keerthana1 , A. Jothi Priya2 *, R. Gayatri Devi 2

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    1 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Technical and Medical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Technical and Medical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: A. Jothi Priya, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Technical and Medical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Jaya Keerthana1 , A. Jothi Priya2 *, R. Gayatri Devi 2

    Title:Physiological and pharmacological activities of Terminalia bellerica
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Oct)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2062-2066)
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    Methodology:Physiological and pharmacological activities
    Research Materials: Terminalia bellerica

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Chebulinic acid Ethyl gallate Gallic acid Physiological activities Terminalia bellerica

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